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Brian Smith – (Watercolour & Acrylic)

  • Very popular Artist Tutor currently based in Cumbria
  • Works primarily in Watercolour and also Acrylic, focusing on People and Architecture
  • Had a career of 25 years as a Freelance Illustrator in London,
    Then 14 years running a residential painting school
  • Lived in the Balearics for 6 years before returning to the UK
  • Exhibits widely
  • Watch out also for POP UP courses with Brian throughout the year – these will be promoted by our monthly email newsletter – subscribe here

“The simple materials of paper, paint and water give such pleasure when you let them play.” BS
Brian’s Day Watercolour Workshop courses are very popular, and we usually try to organise them so there are two or three in a row, so those who wish to can make a Residential out of them.

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“Really enjoyed the course. Brian was a great tutor & gave lots of useful info.”
“Friendly, helpful tutor, very patient!”
“More Brian please – he is the best art tutor I have ever come across for my needs.”
“Brian makes me feel like I can actually paint. And I am able to now in an uncomplicated way with much better results than I had before. I enjoyed his class so much.”
“Never felt I could do it until now!”
“I have gained confidence that I can paint something worthwhile. Thank you.”


February 2019


February 17th at 18:30 to February 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Produce small, quick impressions along with an expanded project, broadening your skill base and taking your work forward through a selection of pieces. Open your mind to choices so you can grow as an artist. Work from life in and around Higham Hall in conjunction with supplied references. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A 3-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE with Brian follows - attend both courses, save £25.

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February 19th at 18:30 to February 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Simple elements of paper, pigment and water offer so many alternatives for the artist to create individual work. Brian can show you the many options available with quick exercises and detailed examination of choices to create striking, successful work. Use monochrome to focus on simple values. We will also cover complex issues to lift work to the next level. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows a 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE with Brian - attend both courses, save…

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August 2019


August 10th at 16:00 to August 16th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A week of workshops, lectures and demos for serious Art Students led by five of our Tutors for a rich mix of inspiration, techniques and styles. Every Student will share the Summer School Tutors so all can widen perspectives, deepen knowledge and enrich artistic capabilities. Bring your favourite Media and equipment, use our beautiful setting, and enhance your Painting and Drawing, sustained by wonderful food, like-minded folk and the whole of Higham turned over to ART! Starts 4pm on the Saturday,…

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